Organic Food Options at BJs Wholesale: Lifestyle Tip

Did you know that BJs carries more than 150 organic options in-club and their assortment is growing? Well-known brands from Back to Nature, Betterbody, Stonyfield, and Horizon can be found at BJs. In fact, BJs is expanding its own brand, Wellsley Farms, in this category, too. Twenty-five percent of Wellsley Farms items that are unveiled this year will be organic. Currently, BJs also carries organic dairy, bakery, produce, prepared foods and more.


PERDUE® HARVESTLAND® is the first organic whole bird, boneless breasts, and boneless thighs now offered. In true blogger fashion I decided to venture into BJs and take a look at the new product line.  I’m always pleased to visit the store because they have great prices and the products are in line with my family’s needs.  It’s also very clean and well organized; all of the components that any busy mom values when shopping wholesale.

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I purchased a few items of my own and created a recipe with Perdue Harvestland Whole Chicken.  The meal was delicious and the quality of the chicken was undeniable because there were fewer hormones.  If you’re looking to jumpstart a healthier meal option for your family and consume meats with no animal by-products, visit BJs and shop their (new) organic food options.

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Can in The Rear Chicken Ingredients:


  • 1 4-pound whole chicken
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 opened, half-full can of pepsi, room temperature
  • 1 Tbsp sea salt
  • 2 Tbsp Mrs Dash
  • 1 Tbsp black pepper



1 Prepare your oven at 350 degrees for indirect heat

2 Remove neck and giblets from cavity of chicken.  Rub olive oil all over the chicken. Mix the salt, pepper, and Mrs Dash in a little bowl, then sprinkle or spread over the chicken.

3 Make sure the can is open and lower the chicken on the open can, so that the chicken is sitting upright and the can in its cavity.

4 Place the chicken in the oven; and don’t check on it for at least an hour. After an hour, check on the chicken and keep checking the chicken every 15 minutes until a meat thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the thigh reads 160°F – 165°F. The cooking time will vary depending on the size of your chicken.  If you don’t have a meat thermometer, poke the chicken with a knife to see if there’s no red juices or if the meat is done.

5 Carefully transfer the chicken to a tray or pan and use tongs to hold the top of the chicken. Lift the chicken and ease the can from inside of the chicken.  Let it cool for 15 minutes. Carefully lift the chicken off of the can.